Susan Lindquist wins National Medal of Science
October 15, 2010The Whitehead Institute member and MIT biology professor is one of 10 chosen to receive the top U.S. science honor.
Nerve-cell regeneration quest is fast tracked
October 11, 2010Microchip technology rapidly identifies compounds for regrowing nerves, in live animals.
Surprising similarities between human and zebrafish tumors
October 6, 2010New finding that tumor cells in both species have too many chromosomes could help pinpoint genes that drive cancer development.
5 from MIT win NIH awards
September 29, 2010The grants are designed to promote risky, innovative research with the potential to transform a field of study.
MIT hosts 28 Amgen Scholars this summer
September 3, 2010Undergraduates invited to conduct hands-on research with MIT faculty
Proteins linked to longevity also linked to Alzheimer’s
July 26, 2010Sirtuins appear to control production of the devastating protein fragments that form plaques in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
RNA offers a safer way to reprogram cells
July 25, 2010New technique holds promise to revert cells to an immature state that can develop into any cell type.
Jeroen Saeij named 2010 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences
June 18, 2010Biologist hopes to uncover new genetic risk factors for infectious disease as well as new therapies.
Chemical biologist and entrepreneur Carolyn Bertozzi awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize
June 2, 2010Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley scientist honored for biotechnology innovations
Rapid analysis of DNA damage now possible
May 3, 2010Technology offers a new way to test potential cancer drugs, detect effects of hazardous agents in our environment.
Four undergraduates named Goldwater scholars
April 26, 2010